John Meeuwsen

A Waiheke Council? Our economy in perspective

The oft-repeated assertion that tourism is at the centre of Waiheke’s economy and prospects needs to be put into perspective. In describing “Island demographics” [Gulf News 12 February] I said “we can assume at least 4000 Waiheke residents are in paid jobs at present.”  Of those jobs about 2200 are held on Waiheke. The remaining…